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  • New Curbside Returns and Holds Pick Up Service begins in June

    29/05/2020

    OPL will offer a new Curbside Returns and Holds Pick Up service at six branch locations: Main, Nepean Centrepointe, Cumberland, Beaverbrook, Greenboro, Ruth E. Dickson, during new hours of operation.

    • On Monday, June 8, these locations will begin accepting returns; and,
    • On Monday, June 15, holds pick up by appointment will start.

    Find the details of this new curbside service here.

    All OPL branches and Bookmobile stops remain closed to the public.

    • Due dates for currently checked out materials have been extended and late fees suspended.
    • All book drops remain closed.

    For information about Library cards, virtual programs, and more, contact  InfoService by phone or email
    from Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm.

Hoopla

Homepage for Hoopla

This digital media service provides customers access to motion picture films, television shows and complete music albums. There are more than 230,000 titles in this collection, which includes current and past hits, as well as classics. There is a variety of genres to choose from, with something for all ages.

  • The collection is not permanent – titles get pulled and new content is added all the time.
  • Customers can stream or temporarily download up to 4 titles per month. The download feature is available exclusively on mobile devices, through the app.
  • The borrowing period for movie and TV content is between 48-72 hours (2-3 days) and music albums (considered as one item) are borrowed for 7 days.
  • Titles are available instantly with no holds, waitlists, or late fees.
  • Borrowed titles are automatically returned following the borrowing period.
  • Hoopla is accessible from your computer, laptop or wireless device.
  • Customers must register for an account with an email address and a valid OPL card number, in order to access the service.
  • The data used to stream Hoopla from the Internet at home or from your mobile device will count towards your Internet service provider’s monthly bandwidth cap.
    Watching a regular-length movie uses about 1GB of data for each stream of standard definition video.
    Streaming an album uses about 35 MB of data.
OPL has extended your Hoopla play credit from 4 to 8 per month. We hope this change will be of use to you during this difficult time.